So anyway, I resigned from my job in March, giving my employers enough time to find a good person to replace me, and also to allow myself enough time to find a job I wanted to do, and would allow me focus on the things in my personal life that are needing attention. I've had a couple months to ruminate on it, to make sure that it's what I want to do, and was given several opportunities to change my mind. I am sure. More than sure.
Last Friday, I had to tell my staff at the site where I keep my office. It was difficult for me, and I felt like I was really disappointing them. Even though I felt this way, I know that I won't let them down, and that I will continue to support them and our work, though in a position with much less intensity. I am fully engaged in my work with students, and it is time to switch focus to my relationship with my own children.
- Slow the *bleep* down. Stop taking on more than I can handle. Focus on a few important activities that support the life I want for myself and my family.
- Simplify. Clear out the clutter: House, mind, garage.
- Be present. Do one thing at a time, not ten. Stop what I'm doing to listen to my kids when they want to tell me something.
- Enjoy art. Films, museums, life, books. Take my daughter to the places I love. She is a talented artist.
- Learn a skill or two really well: French, mediation.